Heather Ann Thompson

Heather Ann Thompson

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Professor, History, Residential College.
Ph.D., American History, Princeton University
Research Interests:  Dr. Thompson has conducted research and written on the history of policing and mass incarceration, and the current criminal justice system. Her recent award-winning book, Blood in the Water, focuses on the history and legacy of the Attica Prison Rebellion in 1971.

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Thompson, Heather Ann. 2019. "Echoes From the Tombs." Nation, 308(9): 20-24.

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2017. Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City. Cornell University Press. (new 2017 edition)

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2017. Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. New York: Pantheon.

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2016. ""A Continuing Evolving Process" the Predecessors and Origins of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements." In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement edited by Williams, Yohuru. New York: Routledge.

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Documenting and Criminalization and Confinement (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.)

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